Penang Institute Pushes for Economic Ecosystems Development

By Dato’ Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

January 2024 EDITORIAL
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SINCE THE THEME for January 2024 is Penang’s Economic Development, it seems appropriate that I present in somewhat truncated form the document produced in March 2023 by Penang Institute as a think piece for internal use. This is the “Penang Regional Industrial Support Measures” (PRISM).PRISM functioned as the touchstone for Penang Institute’s researchers in formulating the Penang Strategy for Economic Ecosystems Development (Penang SEED), a policy paper commissioned by Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. Completed in record time, it...

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Dato’ Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: